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Isan Region in Thailand

Isan Region in Thailand

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Isan region in Thailand Or Northeastern Thailand comprises 20 provinces as follows: Khon Kaen Province, Kalasin Province, Chaiyaphum Province, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Nakhon Phanom Province, Mukdahan Province, Buriram Province, Maha Sarakham Province, Yasothon Province, Roi Et Province, Loei Province, Sakon Nakhon Province, Si Saket Province, Nong Khai Province, Surin Province, Nong Bua Lam Phu Province, Amnat Charoen Province, Udon Thani Province, Ubon Ratchathani Province and Bueng Kan Province.
Northeastern An area of approximately 170,226 square kilometers. Or one third of the area of Thailand Located on the Korat plateau The overall landscape is highly elevated, clearly separated from the central region.
Isan Or Northeastern It consists of high mountains in the west and south, with an average height of about 500-1,000 meters above sea level in the west. The highest peak in Isan is the Phu Luang Peak with a height of 1,571 meters and Phu Kradueng with a height of 1,325 meters, which is the source of many major rivers, including Loei River, Phong River, Phrom River. , Lam Ta Khong and Nam Chi mountain, with the south Sankampang mountain range. And Phanom Dong Rak mountain range That separates the northeastern part of Thailand With Cambodia and Laos.
Which has an average height of about 400 - 700 meters, with the peak of Kheaw Khao is the highest peak in the south with a height of approximately 1,292 meters overall, the Isan region is divided into 2 parts: 1. Basin Korat is an area of 3 in 4 of the entire Northeastern region, including the Mun River basin area. And Chi River Basin 2. Sakon Nakhon Basin, the area of the Mekong Basin And the northern part of Phu Phan mountain.
Isan region is divided into provinces by groups as follows 
Upper Northeastern Provincial Cluster include
1st subgroup Udon Thani Province, Nong Bua Lam Phu Province, Nong Khai Province, Loei Province and Bueng Kan Province.
2nd subgroup Mukdahan Province, Sakon Nakhon Province, Nakhon Phanom Province and Kalasin Province.
3 subgroup Khon Kaen Province, Maha Sarakham Province and Roi Et Province
Lower Northeastern Provincial Cluster include
1st subgroup Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Chaiyaphum Province, Buriram Province and Surin Province.
2nd subgroup Ubon Ratchathani Province, Amnat Charoen Province, Sisaket Province and Yasothon Province
Isan people come from many groups of people who have settled in different areas, such as Korat Thai people, Suay (Kui) people, Yoh, Thais and Zo people, which most people will adhere to the tradition Inherited, such as a local tradition called "twelve, Kong fourteen".

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